Hit Different

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Hit Different is a weekly podcast that puts music culture in context.


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A show for fans of music, not just a genre.

Weekly stories from music culture in Australia and around the world.

Get familiar with the hosts, some of Australia’s best music journalists – Mikey Cahill, Sosefina Fuamoli, Marcus Teague, Milo Eastwood and Andy Hazel.

Every episode we’re joined by a guest co-host or special correspondent from the music world.

Think of it as current affairs for music culture.

Guests in 2021

Hannah Joy, Middle Kids

Dr Jade O’Regan, University of Sydney



Tamil Rogeon

Bob Evans

Hayley Mary

What So Not/Chris Emerson

Ben Lee

Jane Rocca, host of Some Of My Best Work

Max Shand, Serenade.co

Archie Roach

Courtney Barnett

Paul Dempsey

Michelle Grace-Hunder

Gabriella Cohen

Jen Cloher

Johann Ponniah, I OH  YOU Records

Winston McCall, Parkway Drive

Liam Parsons, Good Morning




Jack Ladder

Harvey Sutherland A.K.A. Mike Katz

Alex The Astronaut

Jack McEwan, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

LIVE: Tony Di Blasi, The Avalanches and Soju Gang

LIVE: Maple Glider and Genneah Turner

About the hosts

Mikey Cahill

Mikey Cahill is a ferocious competitor.

He works primarily as a journalist and presenter and moonlights as DJ Joey Lightbulb.

Cahill’s been at it for 22 years for The Age, NME Australia, News Corp, Resident Advisor, Time Out, Beat and themusic.com.au.

He has hosted keynote speeches at Face The Music and BIGSOUND Conferences and recently hit Main Stage for UNIFIED.

Cahill is a head judge of the $30,000 Australian Music Prize.

DJ Joey Lightbulb has played Meredith Music Festival, Falls Festival, Howler, The Forum Theatre and now runs Wham Bam Thank You Fam day parties with Jerome Borazio (Laneway Festival).

He also runs two trivia nights at Revolver Upstairs and Lulie Tavern.

Now Cahill’s ready to run Hit Different right into your ears on the reg.





NME – The Avalanches: “Now we’re just a regular band instead of the band who made an amazing debut”

Sose Fuamoli

Sosefina Fuamoli is a music writer and content producer based in Melbourne, Australia.

Over the last decade, she has profiled artists and music festivals in the United States, Europe and the UK. Her work in Australia has been featured in publications like Rolling Stone Australia, triple j, Red Bull Music, NME, the AU review, The Big Issue, Time Out, Music Feeds and Stella Magazine.

She has also appeared on and facilitated panel discussions at events including Splendour in The Grass, Melbourne Music Week, CHANGES Festival and the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Sosefina also sits on the judging panel for the Australian Music Prize, and has served as an industry judge for events including the ARIA Awards, National Indigenous Music Awards and the Age Music Victoria Awards.

In 2020, she received the inaugural ‘Live Music Journalist’ award at the National Live Music Awards.




Marcus Teague

Marcus Teague has been writing about music and culture for 15 years.

Marcus co-founded influential Australian music magazine Mess+Noise, and was a founding editor of Fairfax’s TheVine.com.au. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Age, Broadsheet, The Big Issue, triple j and more.

Marcus has curated playlists for Apple Music, been a keynote host and moderator at BigSound and Face the Music, judge of the AIR Awards and Age Music Victoria Awards, a recurring guest on triple j, and has written bios for much of the Australian music industry. Metallica once paid him to go on tour with them and write about it. Nuts.

Marcus plays music and has released seven records with Deloris, Single Twin and Near Myth.



The Guardian

Single Twin on Bandcamp

Deloris on Wikipedia

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land where we have produced this show.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the Kulin Nation.

We wish to celebrate the rich history of indigenous storytelling and hope to uphold this as testament to their eternal influence.

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